MS in Entrepreneurship (MSE)

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE)

 Our outstanding faculty, networking opportunities, top-ranked Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship and 35-year history of training successful entrepreneurs make the Cox MSE an outstanding investment in your professional future.  Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review have rated the SMU Cox School of Business’s graduate entrepreneurship programs among the best in the nation. The SMU Cox Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program puts these premier resources to work for your career. You’ll gain the skills and insights you need to take your current business to a new level, launch the company of your dreams or elevate the service you provide to your clients.

This sixteen month on-campus program is designed for working professionals who have or are in the process of starting a business.  The part time nature of the program prohibits Cox from providing student visas.

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See an overview of the program or select a button below to see two recent student profiles.

Angela Dupont, MSE '12

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Andy Nguyen, MSE '11Andy Nguyen Video


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Andy Nguyen, MSE '11Andy Nguyen Video


Angela Dupont, MSE '12

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The program is ideal if you’re;

An entrepreneur who wants to increase your economic potential.

A professional looking to change your career by starting your own business.

An “intrapreneur” at a large corporation whose job requires you to develop new business opportunities or breathe new life into existing business units.

A consultant, attorney, accountant or financial services professional who needs to speak the basic language of entrepreneurship to better serve entrepreneurial firms.

The 16-month evening and weekend schedule allows you to continue working while gaining the necessary business skills to be successful in your entrepreneurial venture. The curriculum—taught by expert Cox faculty—provides a solid foundation in entrepreneurial management based on the disciplines of finance, accounting, operations, strategy, marketing and management.

Average Class Profile:

Class size: 20

Age: 33

Experience: Eight years

Program Format:

16 months, evenings and weekends. The program starts in the fall semester each year.
Designed for professionals interested in taking business to the next level, launching a company or elevating client service


Program Requirements:

Bachelor's degree and transcript

GMAT or GRE at discretion of Admissions Committee

Two essays

Two professional references

Prior or current entrepreneurial experience

Personal interview